Search Results: "Rich Larson"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 15, 2012

"A collection that will demonstrate either the limitations or the possibilities of flash fiction, depending on the reader's perspective."
When you'd rather have a quick shot of fiction than linger over a long tale, knock back one of these 20 very short stories—plus one artwork—on love, sex, and relationships. Read full book review >

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CHIGGERS by Hope Larson
by Hope Larson, illustrated by Hope Larson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 17, 2008

"A delightful addition to any duffle (or library). (Graphic novel. 10-14)"
Eisner Award winner Larson effectively mixes magical realism with the timeless rituals of summer camp in this pitch-perfect graphic novel for ‘tweens. Read full book review >

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IN RETROSPECT by Ellen Larson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 20, 2013

"The twisty plot almost makes the futuristic confusion worthwhile. Perhaps more explication by Larson (Abdul Rahman Guards the Bridge, 2010, etc.) could guide readers through the rough path to the year 3324."
Murder in the far future has a time traveler seeking answers in the recent past. Read full book review >

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THE DEWEY DECIMAL SYSTEM by Nathan Larson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2011

"When it comes to plotting, film composer Larson is content to follow Raymond Chandler's dictum, 'When in doubt, have a man come through a door with a gun.' But his dystopia is bound to win fans with strong stomachs."
A nameless investigator dogs New York streets made even meaner by a series of near-future calamities. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 9, 2012

"Some wooly mysticism fogs up these pages but overall, a well-researched and thoughtfully framed study of an often misunderstood artist."
An unconventional biography of avant-garde composer John Cage (1912-1992) and the profound influence Zen Buddhism had on his music. Read full book review >

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HATTIE EVER AFTER by Kirby Larson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Historical fiction with heart. (Historical fiction. 10 & up)"
Plucky Hattie Inez Brooks, star of Hattie Big Sky (2006), returns to try to find her place in the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DUKE by Kirby Larson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Exceptionally well-crafted and emotionally authentic. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
With World War II raging around the globe, Americans are called upon to sacrifice everything, even when it might break their hearts. Read full book review >

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WAR & WATERMELON by Rich Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2011

"Readers will enjoy Brody's story as he, in these few weeks, makes one small step toward manhood. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Twelve-year-old Brody Winslow says, "It feels like my whole life's about to change. Moving into junior high is like stepping out of childhood, whether you want to or not." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DISHES by Rich Wallace
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Wallace's true form shines with short, choppy, succinct chapters and an action-driven plot full of laughs, misunderstandings, grit and fun. (Fiction. YA)"
Ogunquit, Maine: Gayest. Town. Ever. And Danny's destination for a summer job. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"This auspicious relaunch of the Dear America series includes an historical note, archival images, web resources, a recipe, Roosevelt's 'day that will live in infamy' speech—and the author's name on the cover. (Historical fiction. 9-13)"
Piper Davis is 13 in the fall of 1941 when she begins her diary. Read full book review >

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HATTIE BIG SKY by Kirby Larson
FICTION
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"This fine offering may well inspire readers to find out more about their own family histories. (acknowledgments, author's note, further reading) (Fiction. 12-15)"
What dreams would lead a 16-year-old to leave her safe home in Arlington, Iowa, and take a chance on a homestead claim in Montana? Read full book review >

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AUDACITY JONES STEALS THE SHOW by Kirby Larson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"A suspenseful little mystery with heart. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Audacity Jones returns for her next adventure, this time helping Harry Houdini in his quest to make an elephant disappear. Read full book review >